4 Factors That Can Impact Car Tyre Wear & Tear

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To maximise the life expectancy of your tyres, it is important to know which factors can impact car tyre’s wear and tear. Although there are factors which cannot be prevented, there are still points to consider which can be. It is best to speak to a tyre fitting specialist if you notice your tyres are wearing and could be due for replacement soon. DCM tyres are the go-to company in the Dorset locality for Dorset tyres and services and have a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the topics.

1.Tyre Maintenance

If you rarely keep up with maintaining your vehicle’s tyres, the chances are they will deteriorate sooner. There are various ways in which you can keep your car tyres in great condition. This can be done by ensuring you don’t overload your vehicle with too much weight, checking your tyre pressure, wheel alignment symptoms and tread depth. Statistics also show that a tyre under-inflated by 20% will shorten its life duration by 30%. Tyre pressures need to be checked frequently, even after a tyre fitting, as both overinflating and underinflating will impact the condition of tyres.

2.Driving Style

A factor in which most cases you can prevent, is the driving style. Depending on the driving styles used, some will have more or less of an impact on the durability of tyres. This comes down to the driving technique of the individual user, or the previous owner of the vehicle. Regardless of tyre fitting, if you have bad driving habits then it will end up costing you more. For example, if the user has a more erratic driving style, such as harsh braking, sharp turns around corners and aggressive manoeuvring, this will cause the tyres to wear far more than a cautious driver. Likewise, the driving speed will also affect the tyres condition overtime. Higher driving speeds increase the temperature which will increase the wear.

3.Misaligned Wheels

Often the cause of tyre wear and tear can be down to flawed tyre fitting. We can determine wheel alignment symptoms and problems based on the following:

  • A crooked steering wheel when driving straight
  • The steering wheel pulling to one side
  • Noisy Steering
  • Uneven or fast tyre wear
  • Squealing tyres

Misaligned wheels most commonly cause faster and more uneven damage. If you suspect you may have one of the wheel alignment symptoms stated above, talk to your local automotive company.

DCM Tyres are tyre fitting specialists with years of experience in the industry. We can resolve your misaligned wheels issues and ensure your tyre fitting is up to scratch from the get-go. You can book a tyre fitting and replacement service online with us at no trouble.

4.Road Conditions

When it comes to road conditions, there is not much you have control over. Road conditions will change from location to location, and different road surfaces will result in car tyre wear and tear. Road surfaces which will harm tyre quality include concrete roads, poorly paved roads, country roads, and broken surfaces. In the same manner, cold weather conditions will also affect this. More than often, car tyres deflate in cold weather. In this case, it is important to check your pressure when travelling in cool conditions.

DCM Tyres have some of the finest Dorset wheels available from a selection of well-known brands. Misaligned wheels can be dangerous if left untreated. If you require wheel alignment or tyres fitting, your local DCM Tyres team in Shaftesbury, Blandford or Sturminster Newton is ready to help. Get in touch today or book online for a car service, and let our tyre specialists take care of your needs.

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